Oh Happy Day! I am playing along with the Global Design Project Colour Challenge this week!
It has been far too long! 🙂 We all have different reasons for entering challenges. When I first found the Global Design Project, I played along to help find some lost creative mojo. I took a long time over the challenges, they were creative works in progress for days! 🙂 I found my mojo … thanks GDP … and now life is busier, taking so much time is just not feasible.
So now I have a new challenge … to create simpler projects which don’t take hours and are still worthy of a challenge entry!
This is a one layer card using the Emboss Resist technique. I embossed the Oh Happy Day greeting from the Scenic Sayings Stamp Set with Mint Macaron ink, Versamark ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Then I applied Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride inks with a Stamping Sponge in a circular motion over the greeting. The greeting looked pretty horrible until I polished it with a soft cloth. Voila! The embossing powder resisted the Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride inks and it comes right off.
Because it was a little bit boring, I added some splatter in Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry (use any splatter stamp, but this was the one from Swirly Bird stamp set).
[mks_pullquote align=”left” width=”320″ size=”24″ bg_color=”#95e2c6″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]It still needed something, so I went with the “it needs something but not quite sure what” fallback … a splatter of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter![/mks_pullquote] Now at this stage I had to do a little “fixing”. Where the sponging had hit the right hand edge of the card, I had a very defined line of pink colouring. Not very pleasing! The solution was to trim off a very fine edge from the right hand side of the card. I also had a finger print on the left hand folded edge of the card, which I covered up with the strip of Mint Macaron printed paper (Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper).
The final touch was to wrap some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the card at the edge of the Mint Macaron paper and tie in a knot. And that took all of 30 minutes (not counting the first attempt where I tried to add Mint Macaron sponging into the mix! … Bleurgh!!). It really helps to have the colour scheme sorted before you start!
So there it is, my entry for this week’s Global Design Project Colour Challenge. Head on over to the site and check out the many different ideas from both designers and entrants!
Below is a full supply list and tips on how to get the look. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies, just visit my online shop here.
The supplies I used … click on the item number for more details.
Scenic Sayings Rubber Stamp Set – Wood Mount 141599 | Clear Mount 141602
Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set – 141749
Whisper White Thick A4 Cardstock – 140490
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper – 141654
Whisper White Baker’s Twine – 124262
Mint Macaron Classic Ink Pad – 138326
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad – 126950
Blushing Bride Classic Ink Pad – 131172
Versamark Ink Pad – 102283
Clear Embossing Powder – 109130
Embossing Buddy – 103083
Heat Tool – 129056
Stamping Sponges – 141337
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – 141897
SNAIL Adhesive – 104332 (or double sided tape)
The Whisper White cardstock is 21cm x 14.8cm (half an A4 sheet, scored and folded in half).
The strip of Blooms and Bliss DSP is 1cm x 14.8cm.
Wipe over the front of the card with the embossing buddy.
Ink up the greeting stamp with Versamark Ink first and then Mint Macaron ink. Stamp onto the card front and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Give me a yell if you are not familiar with heat embossing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Using a Stamping Sponge, apply Rich Razzleberry ink in a circular motion over the embossed greeting, with heavier application in the middle, feathering out to a lighter application at the edges.
Then apply Blushing Bride ink in the same manner in a wider circular motion, again feathering out at the edges. The two inks should blend together nicely. The lighter ink will remove most of the darker ink from the embossed greeting, however to remove it fully, polish with a soft cloth or tissue.
Stamp splatter image from Swirly Bird (or any splatter stamp) with Blushing Bride and Rich Razzleberry inks. Again polish any ink off the embossed greeting.
Trim off a very fine edge on the right hand edge of card where the ink has collected when sponging.
Splatter across the card front with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Squeeze the barrel lightly until the brush fills with ink, hold the brush over the card and then tap firmly onto the brush with your other hand to splatter the glitter ink.
Adhere the 1cm strip of Mint Macaron DSP to the left hand folded edge of the card front.
Wrap the Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the card along the edge of the DSP and tie in a knot at front to secure.